Learn to Swim – Otter

Learn to Swim – Otter

The Learn to Swim program, divided into four levels, teaches basic swimming and aquatic safety skills. Swimmers work on building an excellent foundation, working on the progressions for each stroke. Swimmers also increase their swimming distance with each level as they learn to make the right decisions when in or near the water.

It is the intent of the Otter level to orient the beginner to water, assist him or her to experience the buoyant qualities of water, introduce elementary movement skills, and develop comfort and confidence in the water.

Children from 6 to 15 years-old will learn core skills such as going under water and gliding on top of the water. They will practice their endurance with 2m back glide, 1.5m front glide and 1.5m side glide.

Find all general objectives of the Otter level below:

Otter (6-15 years)

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